The Crittenden Automotive Library was started in 2006 as a collection of automotive information including various forms of media (audio, video, and text) at CarsAndRacingStuff.com
It is a large collection of information relating to not only cars, trucks, and motorcycles, but also the roads they drive on, the races they compete in, cultural works based on them, government regulation of them, and the people who design, build, and drive them. We are dedicated to the preservation and free distribution of information relating to all types of cars and road-going vehicles for those seeking the greater understanding of these very important elements of modern society, how automobiles have affected how people live around the world, or for the general study of automotive history and anthropology. In addition to the historical knowledge, we preserve current events for future generations.
Among the many projects of the Library is to find, catalog, and better organize the automotive information that's freely available on the internet, including what can be found in U.S. Government archives. Among the information included in the Library's collection at The Internet Archive are NHTSA Special Crash Investigations that are otherwise found hidden behind a difficult to search program on the NHTSA website.
Another of the Library's projects is to make public domain information previously only available on paper available to the world on the internet. There is a small scanning operation at the Library, and some magazines & brochures from automotive history can be found here in this collection as well.